February 1, 1950 – April 2, 2021
Michael Gowens entered eternal life on April 2, 2021 at Banner University in Arizona. Mike is survived by his three grateful sons: Mick, Jeremy and Sean Gowens; his sister, Donna Iberg; and four granddaughters that he cherished – Brooke, Brynn, Karsyn and Katelynn Gowens.
Mike was born to Eldon and Mildred Gowens on February 1, 1950. He attended school in Memphis, Tennessee and Colorado Springs, Colorado. He then went on to honorably serve his country in the United States Army, where he earned a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal. Mike married and welcomed three sons that were the highlight of his life in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mike and the boys relocated to Gilbert, Arizona in 1996.
Mike was a devoted father, papa and friend. Anyone that knew him, knew how much his boys and granddaughters meant to him. Mike was a successful entrepreneur, and thoroughly enjoyed providing for his family. He was a big part of the BMX community and loved motorcycles. He was an avid sports fan and loved his country. Mike enjoyed cooking only the finest meals. His biggest hobby…his family! Mike always made time for conversation, if you’d just met him or had known him for years, he always made you feel like family.
A remembrance service will be held at 2:00 pm on May 1, 2021 at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Flowers and condolences may be offered at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Or donations to WWW.WOUNDEDWARRIORPROJECT.COM, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
A burial service will take place immediately after in the courtyard.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Luke 23:43 And he said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise”
Matthew 25:21 “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord”
John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgement, but has passed from death to life